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CSRHub’s Bahar Gidwani Speaking at the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 6, 2013 9:24:41 AM / by Bahar Gidwani

CSRHub CEO and Co-founder Bahar Gidwani willcse
be speaking at CSE’s Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner Training on June 13-14 in New York, the first CSE training to introduce the new G4 guidelines.

CSE is a leading global sustainability (CSR) consulting, coaching, and training firm. CSE is offering a two day Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner Training. This IEMA Approved challenging 2-day course enables participants to acquire the skills and competencies required to become qualified CSR practitioners. Learn more about the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 new sustainability reporting guidelines!

On the 22-24 of May, CSE attended the Sustainability Leadership event of 2013, the Global Conference on Sustainability and Reporting in Amsterdam! At the conference the new global guidelines for Sustainability Reporting, namely GRI G4 were launched followed by 1500 leaders and practitioners discussing key challenges and opportunities in making sustainability practical reality!  CSE posted a blog discussing the impact the new guidelines will have on North American Companies.  A copy of this blog can be found here.

Over the past three years, executives from Fortune 500 companies, Local Governments and Universities have participated in CSE’s Global Certified trainings, including Supervalu, Unilever, ABM, Lockheed Martin, Baker Hughes, Noble Energy, United Airlines, Coca Cola, ITW, Stanford University, Walmart and Chevron.

CSE is also offering:

Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner Training, Dubai, UAE, June 19-20.

Certified Carbon Strategy Practitioner Training, San Francisco, CA, September 12-13.
Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner Training, London, UK, October 17-18.

If you haven’t already, register to attend CSE’s Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner Training in New York today!

The first 10 people to register for CSE’s training and let us know will receive a 15% discount on a subscription to CSRHub. Contact sales@csrhub.com for the discount link.

See more upcoming CSR events.


Bahar GidwaniBahar Gidwani is CEO and Co-founder of CSRHub.  He has built and run large technology-based businesses for many years. Bahar holds a CFA, worked on Wall Street with Kidder, Peabody, and with McKinsey & Co. Bahar has consulted to a number of major companies and currently serves on the board of several software and Web companies. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree in physics and astronomy. Bahar is a member of the SASB Advisory Board.  He plays bridge, races sailboats, and is based in New York City.

CSRHub provides access to corporate social responsibility and sustainability ratings and information on 7,300+ companies from 135 industries in 93 countries. By aggregating and normalizing the information from 230 data sources, CSRHub has created a broad, consistent rating system and a searchable database that links millions of rating elements back to their source. Managers, researchers and activists use CSRHub to benchmark company performance, learn how stakeholders evaluate company CSR practices and seek ways to change the world.

 

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CSE Hosting Certified Carbon Strategy Practitioner Training

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 28, 2013 9:00:54 AM / by CSRHub Blogging

The recent release of the Carbon Disclosure Project CDP lgo(CDP) 2013 Investor Information Request and scoring methodology has spurred interest in organizations looking to improve their CDP scores. Reporting and verifying on all categories of scope 3 emissions will certainly increase your score, but this often proves to be the greatest challenge.

Our training partner CSE, a leading global sustainability (CSR) consulting, coaching, and training firm, has several new offerings.

On March 7-8, CSE will host its Certified Carbon Strategy Practitioner in Chicago. The 2-day training program will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of sustainability issues, including greenhouse gas management, carbon footprint, and energy efficiency. Included in the training will be exercises and discussion focusing on scope 3 emissions, supply chain management, and assurance of sustainability reporting.

Carbon Tool. As a special offer, participants will receive CSE's GHG Emissions Verification Questionnaire based on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol - Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions. All participants will be able to use this questionnaire to evaluate the GHG emissions of one of their organization's facilities.

Menno Enters, Director of Energy and Sustainability at Walgreens, will be the guest speaker in Chicago on March 8th.  Menno represents Walgreens in all issues related to energy policy for its 7,800 facilities nationwide. He is also responsible for the company’s corporate sustainability and environmental matters.

If you haven’t already, register to attend CSE’s Certified Carbon Strategy Practitioner Training today! CSRHub members can enjoy a 15% discount by entering promotion code HUB15 during registration.

 

The first 10 people to register for CSE’s training and let us know will receive a 20% discount on a subscription to CSRHub. Contact sales@csrhub.com for the discount link.

CSE will also be hosting its Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner Training

in Toronto on April 18-19, and New York City on June 13-14.



CSRHub provides access to corporate social responsibility and sustainability ratings and information on nearly 7,000 companies from 135 industries in 82 countries. Managers, researchers and activists use CSRHub to benchmark company performance, learn how stakeholders evaluate company CSR practices and seek ways to change the world.

 

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Transparency is Power

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 13, 2012 9:00:10 AM / by Bahar Gidwani

by Bahar Gidwani

Now CSRHub Has 176 Sources with Transparency International 

One of our missions is to promote “transparency.”  We believe that knowledge is power and that good data will lead to good actions.

So, it was natural that we would be drawn to the work of Transparency International.Transparency International  Through more than 100 national chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Transparency International works with partners in government, business and civil society to put effective measures in place to tackle corruption. Transparency International is politically non-partisan and determines their programmes and activities – no donor has any input into Transparency International’s policies.

We track all 105 of the companies that Transparency International follows.  You can see them all by clicking on this link.  The average overall CSRHub rating for these companies is 55—a healthy step above the 49 average for all companies in our system.  We are sure that Transparency (both the org and the concept) has played a role in this success!

More training partners

We recently added two new training partners to our system.  One 4 All CSR One 4 All CSRand Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) both provide instruction on a wide range of sustainability and CSR-related areas.  Like our other partners Centre for Sustainability and ExcellenceISOS and BrownFlynn, these two firms use CSRHub metrics and tools as both a training tool and in their consulting work.

We are starting to track the course schedules for these groups in a new calendar feature that is on our site here.  If you wish to attend one of these courses, please email us at training@csrhub.com.  We will put you in touch with the right person and you will get a discount for being a member of CSRHub.

Subscribe to CSRHub to enjoy all the benefits. Or, request a demo today!


Bahar Gidwani is a Cofounder and CEO of CSRHub. Formerly, he was the CEO of New York-based Index Stock Imagery, Inc, from 1991 through its sale in 2006. He has built and run large technology-based businesses and has experience building a multi-million visitor Web site. Bahar holds a CFA, was a partner at Kidder, Peabody & Co., and worked at McKinsey & Co. Bahar has consulted to both large companies such as Citibank, GE, and Acxiom and a number of smaller software and Web-based companies. He has an MBA (Baker Scholar) from Harvard Business School and a BS in Astronomy and Physics (magna cum laude) from Amherst College. Bahar races sailboats, plays competitive bridge, and is based in New York City.

CSRHub provides access to corporate social responsibility and sustainability ratings and information on nearly 5,000 companies from 135 industries in 65 countries. By aggregating and normalizing the information from over 170 data sources, CSRHub has created a broad, consistent rating system and a searchable database that links millions of rating elements back to their source. Managers, researchers and activists use CSRHub to benchmark company performance, learn how stakeholders evaluate company CSR practices and seek ways to change the world.

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CSRHub’s Bahar Gidwani Speaking at the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 2, 2012 11:13:49 AM / by Bahar Gidwani

CSRHub CEO and Co-founder Bahar Gidwani will be speaking at CSE’s Certified Centre for Sustainability and ExcellenceSustainability (CSR) Practitioner Training on October 11, 2012 in Brussels, Belgium.

CSE is a leading global sustainability (CSR) consulting, coaching, and training firm. CSE is offering a two day Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner Training. This IEMA Approved challenging 2-day course enables participants to acquire the skills and competencies required to become qualified CSR practitioners. Over the past three years, executives from Fortune 500 companies, Local Governments and Universities have participated in CSE’s Global Certified trainings, including Supervalu, Unilever, ABM, Lockheed Martin, Baker Hughes, Noble Energy, United Airlines, Coca Cola, ITW, Stanford University, Walmart and Chevron.

CSE has been approved by IEMA (Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment), a leading not for profit global institute offering certified trainings for CSOs, CSR Managers, Communication Directors, HSE Managers and other executives. At the end of the trainings, professionals have the opportunity to complete a Final Assignment, which allows them to qualify for certification and earn the recognized CSR-P Certification (CSR-P Seal).

CSE is also offering Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner Training at the following locations:

Vancouver, BC, Canada, November 1 - 2.
Atlanta, GA, November 29 - 30.
Chicago, IL, December 4 - 5.

If you haven’t already, register to attend one of CSE’s Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner Trainings today!

The first 10 people to register for a CSE’s training and let us know will receive a 25% discount on a subscription to CSRHub. Contact sales@csrhub.com for the discount link.


Bahar Gidwani is a Cofounder and CEO of CSRHub. Formerly, he was the CEO of New York-based Index Stock Imagery, Inc, from 1991 through its sale in 2006. He has built and run large technology-based businesses and has experience building a multi-million visitor Web site. Bahar holds a CFA, was a partner at Kidder, Peabody & Co., and worked at McKinsey & Co. Bahar has consulted to both large companies such as Citibank, GE, and Acxiom and a number of smaller software and Web-based companies. He has an MBA (Baker Scholar) from Harvard Business School and a BS in Astronomy and Physics (magna cum laude) from Amherst College. Bahar races sailboats, plays competitive bridge, and is based in New York City.

CSRHub provides access to corporate social responsibility and sustainability ratings and information on nearly 5,000 companies from 135 industries in 65 countries. By aggregating and normalizing the information from over 170 data sources, CSRHub has created a broad, consistent rating system and a searchable database that links millions of rating elements back to their source. Managers, researchers and activists use CSRHub to benchmark company performance, learn how stakeholders evaluate company CSR practices and seek ways to change the world.

 

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CSRHub Co-Founders at Sustainable Brands, Commit!Forum, CSE, BrownFlynn, and ISOS Group

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 25, 2012 5:13:23 PM / by CSRHub Blogging

CSRHub Co-Founders Bahar Gidwani and Cynthia Figge are very busy these days! You can catch up with them at one of the following events where they are speaking or attending:

CSRHub CEO and Co-founder Bahar Gidwani will be speaking at Sustainable Brand’s New Metrics of Sustainable Business Conference, September 27-28, 2012 at The Wharton School in Philadelphia, PA.  Bahar will be on a discussion panel, The Evolution of Sustainability Standards.  See more information.  The first 10 people to register for SB’s New Metrics of Sustainable Business Conference and let us know will receive a 25% discount on a subscription to CSRHub!  Contact sales@csrhub.com for the discount link.

Bahar Gidwani will be speaking at CR Magazine’s COMMIT!Forum, Good Business Makes the Difference, October 2-3, 2012 in New York, NY.  Joining Bahar’s conference panel, Assuring Sustainability, will be executives from Intel, UPS and the Global Reporting Initiative. See more information. Register to attend COMMIT!Forum today using ID Code: CSRHUB at  www.eiseverywhere.com/commit2012?discountcode=CSRHUB, to enjoy one of two special offers from CSRHub valued up to $225!

CSRHub will also participate in GRI/Sustainability trainings with:

  • BrownFlynn, GRI Training, September 25-26 in Palo Alto, CA.
  • ISOS Group, GRI Training, September 27-28 in Honolulu, HI.  CSRHub COO and Co-founder Cynthia Figge will be speaking.
  • CSE (Centre for Sustainability and Excellence) CSR Practitioner Training, October 29-30 in Atlanta.

Stay tuned for more speaking announcements next week!

Bahar Gidwani is a Cofounder and CEO of CSRHub. Formerly, he was the CEO of New York-based Index Stock Imagery, Inc, from 1991 through its sale in 2006. He has built and run large technology-based businesses and has experience building a multi-million visitor Web site. Bahar holds a CFA, was a partner at Kidder, Peabody & Co., and worked at McKinsey & Co. Bahar has consulted to both large companies such as Citibank, GE, and Acxiom and a number of smaller software and Web-based companies. He has an MBA (Baker Scholar) from Harvard Business School and a BS in Astronomy and Physics (magna cum laude) from Amherst College. Bahar races sailboats, plays competitive bridge, and is based in New York City.

Cynthia Figge, Cofounder and COO of CSRHub is a forerunner and thought leader in the corporate sustainability movement. In 1996 she co-founded EKOS International, one of the first consultancies integrating sustainability and corporate strategy. Cynthia has worked with major organizations including BNSF, Boeing, Coca-Cola, Dow Jones, Noranda and REI to help craft sustainability strategy integrated with business. She was an Officer of LIN Broadcasting/McCaw Cellular leading new services development, and started a new “Greenfield” mill with Weyerhaeuser. She serves as Advisor to media and technology companies, and served as President of the Board of Sustainable Seattle. Cynthia has an MBA from Harvard Business School. Cynthia is based in the Seattle area.

 

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